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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Ford Windstar windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #9

Apr 212011

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 190,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While idling at red light the rear quarter panel window on the driver's side of my 2001 Ford Windstar exploded. Nothing struck the glass from inside or outside of the vehicle to trigger the explosion. Glass flew into the interior of the vehicle covering the rear seat where my children are normally sitting. Fortunately I had not yet picked them up from school. I have owned the vehicle for three years and to my knowledge there were no cracks or other damage to the window prior to the explosion. The vehicle and windows are generally in good repair. I still do not know the cause of the explosion. These events occurred on April 21, 2011 in boise, Idaho.

- 83713, ID, USA

problem #8

May 262005

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Windstar. The contact states that the driver's side rear window exploded. No one was around the vehicle at the time of the incident.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #7

Oct 232004

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
On 10/22/04 I dropped my child at school, and exiting the parking lot the left rear side window of my 2001 Windstar van exploded. I was in a school parking lot, traveling approximately 10 mph. On 3/22/05 I was completely stopped at a traffic light with no-one behind my van when my back liftgate window exploded. The only commonality between these events was that both mornings were cool and the inside of the van had been warmed for 20-30 minutes.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #6

Oct 152004

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While parked in a driveway, without ignition running, on a rainy, 60-degree day, rear window exploded for no reason. Luckily, there were no kids in the back seat or the driveway, as this could have been tragic. It was quite an explosion, as the largest piece of glass was the size of a silver dollar.

- Westbrook, ME, USA

problem #5

May 042004

(reported on)

Windstar

  • 47,000 miles
Consumer was driving about 70 mph when suddenly the rear window shattered without cause.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #4

Jan 292004

(reported on)

Windstar

  • 45,000 miles
Rear window shattered while driving about 45 mph in parallel traffic.

- Burr Ridge, IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 212003

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Turned on rear defogger-window shattered

- Acme, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 012001

Windstar

  • miles
While sitting curbside on the street in my front yard, the rear window of my Ford Windstar blew out. It was about 10:00 am on a 75 degree morning. My wife and neighbor were in the front yard and witnessed the event. Ford denied a problem and forced us to go through our insurance to fix the problem. Luckily the car was not being driven on the road.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 222001

Windstar

  • miles
Turned on rear defogger and back window shattered. Dealer notified. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Hockessin, DE, USA

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